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  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    Hardy takes the wheel as Mad Max Review by Robert Denerstein: Fury Road has visionary moments, speed and a wild sense of daring

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

    McFarlane finds A Million Ways to Die in the West Review by Robert Denerstein: Floods the screen with gags, most of which don't work

  • The Road (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: McCarthy's missing prose is a liability to the film adaptation

  • The Burning Plain (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Screenwriter Arriaga's directorial debut disappoints

    Review by Marty Mapes: Babel director shows his hand too soon

  • In the Valley of Elah (2007)

    Jones looks for his son In the Valley of Elah Review by Marty Mapes: A well-made issue movie; but a little too dense and structured

  • North Country (2005)

    Theron brings power to miners in the North Country Review by Marty Mapes: A strong film with much to recommend it, even if we've seen the same movie before

  • Monster (2004)

    Theron is a Monster Review by Marty Mapes: Theron's performance really is amazing, helped by the makeup, hair, and costumes

  • The Italian Job (2003)

    Wahlberg and Sutherland pull The Italian Job Review by Matt Anderson: Loaded with action, thrills, humor, and well-defined characters that tie it all together

  • Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

    Woody Allen suffers the Curse of the Jade Scorpion Review by Marty Mapes: Good lines, familiar faces, and a funny story. What more could you ask from Woody Allen?

  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

    Will Smith as Bagger Vance Review by Marty Mapes

  • Gringo

    Charlize Theron in Gringo Review by Matt Anderson: It's destined to be streaming for free on Prime Video.

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    Review by Matt Anderson: A valiant effort, as noble in its cinematic ambitions as its heroine is in nobility of heart.